Business corrects US flag position after vets concerns

March 1, 2012 4:29:37 PM PST
A United States flag is now flying properly at Aramark Uniform Services in Chicago after dozens of veterans raised concerns Thursday afternoon.

Veterans say the flag had been lower than the others, which is not an appropriate way to display the U.S. flag, so they voiced their concerns to the company.

Aramark corrected the problem, but not as quickly as the vets would have preferred.

"There's a lot of businesses that don't do it (right) and we go into them and tell them and they are naive about it," said Tom Russell of the Canaryville Veterans Association.

"Somebody wasn't paying attention," Aramark General Manager Daryl Matzelle said. "One was slightly higher than the other and we corrected it. I do apologize."

The vets group wants to go to other businesses in the area and educate them about flying the flag correctly.